Monday 14th September-Friday 18th September
This week in Reception, the children have continued to settle into school routines and also had their first PE lessons. We are continuing our topic 'Do you want to be friends?' which introduces the children slowly to school life, expectations and making relationships with other children.
The children have been introduced to the story Owl Babies, so far we have looked at the first few illustrations and read the first two pages and used this to predict what is happening in the book. The children have worked together to write a free verse poem about the sounds they would here if they were an Owl Baby in the woods.
Reception have now began official maths lesson and we are learning a number a day. The children learn all the different ways we can represent numbers including the numeral, quantity, Numicon, fingers and much more. They also have a chance in the lesson to put their knowledge into practise by completing the given maths activities at the tables. Ask your children what numbers they have learnt this week.
Have a look at what they are doing during their child-initiated learning in exploring times:
This week the children have completed their first full week at school and had lots of fun!
We have started learning new sounds in phonics these were: m,s,a,d, and t.
The children have shown lots of enthusiasm for their new learning. We have been practising our counting skills by singing and chanting.
Our week was made even more exciting by a visit from the Air Ambulance! The children watched as it landed and took off on the school field. In our Topic lesson we went on a sound walk to listen to all the sounds around us, we heard voices, the builders and grasshoppers! We also learnt about our school and all the important people who work there.
The children have settled really well into their new settings and are becoming much more confident with their new classroom routines.
Thursday 3rd-Friday 4th September
Welcome to Reception!
The children in Hazel and Cherry class have settled in nicely into the school surroundings and have enjoyed exploring the classrooms and Early Years Playground. We are very much looking forward to the children starting full time from Monday!